UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
The 2020 WIDER Annual Lecture by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown will take place online on 26 October. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary this WIDER Annual Lecture discusses whether the UN can reinvent itself, or whether it will sink into irrelevance? More
2020 Annual Conference of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme
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35 years of knowledge for change (1985-95)
Join our anniversary celebrations as we reflect on some of the greatest achievements of UNU-WIDER over the last 35 years and how we see our work creating change in the future. First we look at 1985-95 and changing IMF orthodoxy. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
Journal Special Issue: Understanding agricultural development and change
Using the case of Vietnam, this special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. Read more
How is COVID-19 changing development? A WIDER Webinar Series
Catch up on recordings from the WIDER Webinar Series to hear from renowned researchers on the impact of COVID-19 on development, and the implications for the Global South. More webinars to be announced soon!
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
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SeminarPOSTPONED: Rajeev Goel on corruption beyond the glass ceiling - do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently?
Rajeev Goel will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 April Abstract – Corruption beyond the glass ceiling: do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently? Adding to the corruption-gender nexus, this paper contributes across...
SeminarPOSTPONED: Marcela Ibanez on the intrinsic value of decision making - evidence from a bargaining experiment in Egypt
Marcela Ibanez will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 18 March Absract - The intrinsic value of decision making: Evidence from a bargaining experiment in Egypt This paper uses an experimental approach to examine the causal eﬀect of social norms...
SeminarJeffrey Hammer on one hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India
Jeffrey Hammer will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 12 March Abstract - One hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India In 2018, a multi-disciplinary team from India and four other countries collected expenditure data,...
SeminarMarijke Verpoorten on aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo
Marijke Verpoorten will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 11 March Abstract - Would you fight? We asked aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo To meet the rising demand for minerals, mining companies have ventured into conflict-affected...
SeminarOsman Ouattara on temperature shocks and inflation - are there any ramifications?
SeminarMarkus Jäntti on income distribution in Uganda – a tax register-based assessment
SeminarSaurabh Singhal on inequality, corruption and cooperation
SeminarSushanta Mallick on is financial inclusion good for banks?
SeminarEmma Nkonoki on inclusive innovation ecosystems - why we need NGOs to ensure that no one is left behind
SeminarNeil Ruiz on demographic trends and attitudes towards migration globally
SeminarBereket Kebede on endowment effects and gender in the efficiency and equity of team allocation
Bereket Kebede will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 22 January Abstract – E ndowment effects and gender in the Efficiency and Equity of Team Allocation We conduct a novel experiment in which pairs of subject make separable allocative...
SeminarErwin Bulte on participatory resource management, elite capture and local livelihoods
SeminarMariapia Mendola on agricultural transformation and farmers' expectations
SeminarFantu Cheru and Christopher Cramer on the Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian economy
Fantu Cheru and Christopher Cramer will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 04 December. Abstract – The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian economy Ethiopia has recently attracted research interest because of its unique development path and...
SeminarJoshua Magero Otieno on ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya
Joshua Magero Otieno will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November. Abstract – Ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya Perceived or real welfare imbalances fundamentally impacts individuals’ civic participation, inclusivity...
SeminarWeiWei Chen on the political economy of Chinese private investment in Ethiopia
WeiWei Chen will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November 2019. Abstract - The political economy of Chinese private investment in Ethiopia: a case study of Eastern Industry Park Conventional wisdom sees a large role for Chinese state-owned...